How Hurricane Katrina Affected the People of New Orleans

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Hurricane Katrina was the storm that wiped New Orleans off the map in 2005. hurricane Katrina starts off as a tropical depression on Tuesday, August 23rd. katrina made two landfalls the first one was on the southeast Florida coast on August 25th as a Category 1 hurricane with 80mph winds and soon after the storm passes over Florida it moved into the Gulf of Mexico where it became a category five.

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the second landfall was Monday, August 29, 2005, at 6:10 AM CDT. The aftermath of this hurricane was a disaster for the city’s residents. The storm had been a major turning point in the history of New Orleans and the surrounding area because from this day we would have to rebuild everything.

The hurricane killed 1,836 in Southeast Louisiana and Mississippi (mostly in New Orleans) and South Florida. This death toll was caused because of the failed plans to evacuate the city. The state of had to move nearly 1.5 million people before Hurricane Katrina made landfall. for example for the people that couldn’t get out the city, there was a plan to bring them to Texas via buses but the buses were left on the ground level and flooded. A significant part of the city, most of which sits below sea level, was drowned. Damages reached the US $ 81.5 billion, making Katrina the costliest tropical cyclone ever recorded in the U.S. Rebuilding after Hurricane Katrina was one of the most and extraordinary tragedies which shook apart of New Orleans in the United States of America.

The catastrophe left dozens of people dead,

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